The good news is that purgatory is only temporary, a preparation that leads directly to Heaven.
Written by St. Alphonsus Liguori, the novena asks for God's mercy upon the souls awaiting their final entrance into Heaven.
Leo XIII gave Nicholas of Torentino this patronage in 1884.
All Souls Day is over, but these souls still long for our prayers.
More painful than anything on earth, and yet more peaceful than anywhere but Heaven.
Assures us that God never abandons anyone to his own devices
The soul was eternally grateful for the prayers and sacrifices Galgani made for her suffering soul.
According to tradition, many souls would fly to heaven when this prayer is prayed with heartfelt devotion.
Built to prove Purgatory exists, the museum's collection includes scorched handprints of those seeking our prayers.
When a loved one passes away, we are encouraged to pray this comforting prayer.